WOST 2020

We would like to invite you to exchange knowledge about CAE-based product and process optimization.

The conference offers a targeted range of information and further education in practice-oriented training courses and workshops as well as in cross-industry lectures. As an exhibitor or sponsor, you will have the opportunity to present your projects or services to the expert audience.

We are proud that our long-standing partnership with ANSYS culminated last year in the admission into the large ANSYS family. By combining optiSLang with leading multiphysical simulation environments as well as with further platform components from the field of material and simulation data management, we will be able to accompany you even better on the exciting path of digitalization and democratization of virtual product and process optimization up to the digital twin for predictive maintenance and optimal operation.

Call for Paper / Registration: January 2020

Call for Paper / Submission of abstract: until March 31, 2020

For a registration until April 30, 2020, you will receive an early bird rebate of 10% on the conference fee.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

09:00 - 17:00

  • Python Training/Applications in optiSLang


    LocationDynardo Office, seminar room
    Time09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    PresenterM.Eng. Stefan Marth
    ContentPython Training/Applications in optiSLang
    Fee300€ (with WOST participation, otherwise 600€
  • Introductory Training optiSLang
    LocationDynardo Office, meeting room
    Time09.00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
    PresenterDr-Ing Bernd Büttner
    ContentIntroductory training optiSLang
    Fee300€ (with WOST participation, otherwise 600€)

13:00 - 17:00

Simulation Process and Data Management (SPDM) for virtual product development processes

One of the major challenges of today’s CAE engineers is the increasing complexity of processes while results have to be delivered in shorter times. At the same time, within the engineering process, multiple disciplines like NVH, thermal-mechanical-electrical analyses, safety evaluation, tolerance management and costs have to be considered. Improving one discipline could require a compromise in others.


  • Further Information

    To allow cooperation in multiphysical simulation and multidisciplinary optimization, the automation and publishing of workflows for several repetitive tasks, as well as simulation data management become essential, like:

    • Transfer of results of one discipline as input into the next step of operation
    • Post-processing steps, reports and result extraction
    • Model generation tasks
    • Variants comparison for finding an optimal design
    • Subsequent optimization runs with adapted constraints and objectives.

    A powerful solution to overcome these challenges is the combination of ANSYS optiSLang and ANSYS Minerva. Latest developments and use-cases will be presented and discussed.

  • Info Day agenda
    • 1:00 p.m. Introduction

    • 1:15 p.m. Simulation Workflow Building and Process Automation

    • 2:00 p.m. Simulation Workflow and Data Management (SPDM)

    • 2:45 p.m. Break with refreshments

    • 3:15 p.m. Customer presentation 1 (CADFEM)

    • 3:35 p.m. Customer presentation 2 (TBA)

    • 4:00 p.m. Panel discussion

    Location: Weimar, Grand Hotel Russischer Hof

    Time: 01:00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.

    Presenter: Florent Petiot (ANSYS), TBA (CADFEM), Dr. David Schneider (Dynardo)

    Target Group: SPDM and CAE managers, CAE project managers, CAE developers and engineers



  • Get Together


    Dynardo office building, Steubenstraße 25
    Start07:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Introductory Workshops (cc neue weimarhalle)

  • Process integration and generation of simulation workflows


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterM.Eng. Stefan Marth (Dynardo GmbH)


    • Overview Process Integration and Automation

    • Transfer / definintion of parameter and response variables

    • Possibilities of CAX solver integration

    • Data handling

    • Overview Simulation Workflows optiSLang

    • The "optiSLang Concert Hall" - web-based enviroment for workflow executions


  • Sensitivity analysis using the Metamodel of Optimal Prognosis (MOP)


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterDr. Thomas Most (Dynardo GmbH), Dr. Sebastian Wolff (Dynardo Austria GmbH)


    • Design of Experiments

    • Metamodel of Optimal Prognosis (MOP) as Machine Learning Framework

    • Evaluation of Fitting Quality and Prediction Quality

    • Adaptive Metamodels (AMOP)

    • Extension for non-scalar response variables (Signal and Field MOP)


  • Quantification of uncertainties and robustness evaluation


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterDr-Ing. Veit Bayer (Dynardo GmbH)

    • Modeling of uncertainties

    • Simulation of random design variations

    • Estimation of scattering product properties

    • Relation between Robust Design, process capability, Design for Six Sigma

    • Variance based robustness evaluation

    • Robust Design Optimization

    • Reliability analysis


  • Model Calibration and Signal MOP


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterDipl.-Ing. Rene Kallmeyer (Dynardo GmbH)


    • Signal Parametrization

    • Definition of the target functions

    • Sensitivity analysis using signal MOP

    • Optimization with Least Square Minimization

    • Uniqueness of the identified parameters



10:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Plenary Session Presentations - mainly in English (cc neue weimarhalle)

08:00 p.m.

Friday, June 26, 2020

08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Application Workshops (cc neue weimarhalle)

  • An automated approach for evaluating autonomous vehicle (AV) scenarios


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterRalf Lampert / customer (TBA)

    • Overview of AV simulation and evaluation

    • 3 steps to obtain a fully automated driving simulation tool chain

    • Scenario-based evaluation of vehicle function

    • AV applications


  • Robust Design Optimization (RDO) for optical designs


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterStephanie Kunath (Dynardo GmbH) & Customer (TBA)

    • Efficient decision making based on RDO for optical designs

    • Smart Multi-Objective Optimization considering performance and manufacturing tolerances simultaneously

    • RDO Applications (headlamp optimization considering lightguides and lens design)
  • Optimization of electric drives



    08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterPhilipp Siehr (CADFEM GmbH), TBA (Motor Design Ltd), Dipl.-Phys. Markus Stokmaier (Dynardo GmbH)

    • Challenges in the design of electrical machines and tool chains

    • Integration of motor CAD with optiSLang

    • Integration of ANSYS Electronics Desktop with optiSLang

    • Analysis of conflicting goals during optimization for several operating points
  • Data Mining und Metamodeling for Digital Twins


    Time08:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    PresenterTeresa Alberts (ITficient), Dr. David Schneider (Dynardo GmbH)

    • Introduction Digital Twins

    • Digital Twins and simulation in operation

    • Data analysis for digital twins

    • alternative models for digital twins

    • Application scenarios

    • Business models



10:30 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Plenary Session Presentations - mainly in English (cc neue weimarhalle)

03:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.

Information for
sponsors and exhibitors

Conference Venue

congress centrum neue weimarhalle
Seminar building
UNESCO-Platz 1
99423 Weimar

Conference Fees

Conference Registration Fee: 400,- Euro excl. VAT

One-day ticket: 200,- EUR excl. VAT

There is no registration fee for lecturers.


50% for students
30% for university members / research institutions / PhD students


We have selected for you a number of hotels in Weimar. The hotels are all located nearby to the WOST venue and our office building.